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Furnishing fabric - Tattoo
  • Tattoo
    Sampe-Hutberg, Astrid, born 1909 - died 2002
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  • Object:

    Furnishing fabric

  • Place of origin:

    Sweden (made)

  • Date:

    1956 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Sampe-Hutberg, Astrid, born 1909 - died 2002 (designer)
    Nordiska Kompaniet (retailer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Screen-printed linen

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Until the 1930s, Sweden had relied on importing print designs from France and England, but under the influence of Astrid Sampe, who trained at the Royal College of Art in London, Swedish designers were encouraged to experiment with screen printing. In 1936 she became Design Director of a textile studio attached to the Nordiska Kompaniet department store which quickly became the focus for a revolution in Swedish textile design.
Astrid Sampe commissioned textile designs from leading artists and architects and her own fresh and bright printed textiles were widely exhibited and helped to popularise the Swedish modern style.

Physical description

Furnishing fabric of screen-printed linen. White stripes on a yellow background. Black double-pointed arrows facing each other decorate the white stripes.

Place of Origin

Sweden (made)


1956 (made)


Sampe-Hutberg, Astrid, born 1909 - died 2002 (designer)
Nordiska Kompaniet (retailer)

Materials and Techniques

Screen-printed linen


Length: 295 cm, Width: 131 cm

Descriptive line

Furnishing fabric 'Tattoo' of screen-printed linen, designed by Astrid Sampe, retailed by Nordiska Kompaniet, Sweden, 1956






Textiles; Interiors


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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